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Living and working in France: English Assistants and Expats
I moved to France in September
2006 to work as an English Assistant and decided to stay for a while. Originally,
I had planned to stay for 8 months and then move to Australia to start my
PhD. But I quickly discovered that 8 months would not be enough time and
I ended up staying for nearly 5 years. I accomplished a lot over the years and learned many valuable lessons about life in France, so I wanted
to share them with others who are thinking about moving to France.
I worked two years as an English
teaching assistant in middle & high schools
near Annecy and during that time, I kept a detailed account of what life
is like for assistants in France so that future assistants would
know what to expect. In addition to the guide, I have scanned the many, many
documents and papers needed (most available as JPGs) and put together a long
list of links that should be helpful to assistants in all aspects of living
and teaching English in France. Finally, I have made all of my ESL lesson
plans (most in MS Word format) available for download, including the plans
I made specifically for the assistants program as well as plans I made for
A lot of former assistants who have Master's degrees go on to become lecteurs or lectrices at
French universities (such as myself!) You can refer to a blog post I wrote
for information on how to become a lecteur or lectrice.
When my time as an assistant ended, I decided to write more guides for expatriates
in France to help with French bureaucracy, especially for non-European Union
information on these pages may not be 100% accurate since so much depends
on your location in France and which civil servant you are dealing with on
that particular day, but it should give you an overview of what to expect.
As a disclaimer, please keep in mind that this is just my personal experience
in France, and yours may or may not be anything like it.
Finally, I've uploaded a lot of photos of my travels throughout
France. Photos from other trips throughout Europe can also be found on the Travel
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